Maia Astor-Drayton (left), Sally Spencer with Layne Dicker and dogs Ryder (white, who is a BFLA dog) and Cherry
July 18, 2019

Celebrating lost friends and remembering others who have dedicated their lives to animal welfare

Smiling woman with sunglasses on the top of her head holding a cute brown and white puppy in front of a transport vehicle
July 02, 2019

The benefits of transferring cats and dogs from one community that is oversaturated with animals to another community where those animals are more likely to find homes

Woman releasing feral cat from a life trap after being fixed as part of trap-neuter-return
June 18, 2019

Trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs benefit communities and save cats from being killed in shelters.

German shepherd at a super adoption event
June 17, 2019

Working together is key to successful first mega pet adoption event in Tampa, Florida and there’s more to come.

Black cat on a bumpy gray blanket
June 13, 2019

One size does not fit all on the path to no-kill 2025, with different needs in different areas of the country.

People gathering around a merchandise table at a Best Friends National Conference
June 07, 2019

Best Friends is going big in Texas at the National Conference in Dallas from July 25-27, with inspirational leaders, replicable models and the unveiling of a game-changing tool.

Woman holding a white and gray cat in her arms from the NKLA Super Adoption event
June 04, 2019

Based on success at Lynchburg Humane, animal shelters should consider waiving adoption fees when forced euthanize for space purposes.

People maneuvering a boat through floodwaters in an effort to rescue animals
May 30, 2019

Best Friends Network partner on the ground helping animals affected by recent floods.

Mostly white cat being held to the chest of a person
May 28, 2019

Five states currently account for 50% of dogs and cats killed in shelters.

CEO Julie Castle with Olivia, one of the dogs being treated for distemper after being rescued following Hurricane Harvey
May 16, 2019

Last month, I completed my first year as CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, and what a wild ride it has been!